Reykjavik Residence Hotel Reykjavik
The resort includes two buildings divided a couple of minutes from every other in the fashionable ‘101’ area of downtown Reykjavik. Two of the city’s major roads — Laugavegur and Skolavordustigur, each of which are lined with boutiques, restaurants, cafés, museums, pubs and art galleries — are located within 300 metres, and attractions like the Hallgrímskirkja Church, Harpa Concert & Convention Hall and the nice Tjornin pond, are a 10-minute stroll off.
Style & personality
The apartments are put inside entirely renovated historic homes. The interiors are modern and luxurious with all the texture of an upscale house: believe elegant wooden parquet flooring, artful photographs on the walls and stylish but comfortable furnishings.
Service & amenities
There is no onsite restaurant, health spa or gym here however that the 24-hour reception can assist with a myriad of inquiries from sightseeing suggestions and restaurant reservations, and will gladly manage things such as organizing personal drivers and organising laundry (even though a few apartments do have washing machines). Be aware that the onsite parking is restricted.
The seven kinds of accommodation include Studio, Superior Studio and Junior Suites, through into one, two and three-bedroom flats and large suites named after the Danish Royal Family (Christian X and Alexandrina). All these are decked out with comfortable beds, satellite TV with international channels and iPod docking stations in addition to luxurious amenities like Dolce Gusto coffee machines and toasters, fridge-freezers plus a microwave toaster. Smaller apartments have kitchenettes however, both to three-bedroom ones have full-sized kitchens.
Larger suites include dining tables and living spaces with pull-out couches, in addition to dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, and Royal suites are much more lavish, including corner baths and a wine cooler with a choice of wines. The very simple but spacious baths have L’Occitane toiletries and hair dryers in addition to very excellent showers. Blackout drapes are useful for its glowing summers, though sound can sometimes leak into the ground-floor flats.
Food & beverage
The flats are stocked everyday with juice and milk — a wonderful touch — and guests receive one free breakfast (bread, fruits, granola, smoked salmon) from the swanky Port9 restaurant, which also serves seasonally minded appetisers and an impressive collection of beers and wines from the day. Dishes include Icelandic grilled salmon and cod salads with sundried tomatoes, in addition to cheese and cold meats.
Value for cash
Double rooms from #180 (25,400 ISK) in low season; also out of #890 (125,500 ISK) at large. Breakfast prices #22 (3000 ISK). Wi-Fi is totally free.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
A few of the flats are acceptable for guests with disabilities.
The resort is headquartered and contains additional beds and baby cots available for a cost.
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